Trauma X-ray - Axial skeleton
Tutorial Conclusion

Tutorial key points

  • Many injuries to the axial skeleton visible on X-ray have characteristic appearances according to the region injured and mechanism of injury
  • All images available should be viewed with reference to clinical findings

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This tutorial has highlighted many of the important injuries commonly encountered in the axial skeleton.

The general principles of viewing musculoskeletal X-rays must be adhered to and X-rays must be considered in the light of clinical findings.

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Last reviewed: July 2018